Jackson to be sworn in to Supreme Court Thursday when Breyer retires

Photo by: U.S. Supreme Court
Photo by: U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) -- The first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court will be sworn in Thursday.

Federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate last April to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer.

The 83-year-old Breyer has served on the Supreme Court since 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

With the new appointee, the majority in the court still remains conservative by a 6-3 margin.